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Project Runway: Fashion Startup

Project Runway: Fashion Startup

  • Premiered: 
    October 20, 2016
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  • Network: Lifetime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Project Runway 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: fashion, business

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Plot Synopsis

Aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs compete for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their budding ventures. With their own time and money on the line, the experts give each entrepreneur tough love and sage advice as they pitch their concepts. And with so much at stake, PROJECT RUNWAY: FASHION STARTUP could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for some -- or the end of a dream for others. The panel of expert investors includes: Katia Beauchamp, the Co-Founder & CEO of beauty retailer Birchbox; tech marketplace maven and Founder and CEO of plus-size clothing rental startup Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker; celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff; and business mentor of the CFDA Incubator program, CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC, Gary Wassner. Plus, the series features special appearances by renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger; Founder and President of the Rodial Group, Maria Hatzistefanis; Co-Founder of SoulCycle, Julie Rice; and Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder and Head of Logistics at Rent the Runway, will be made throughout the series, among others.
On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:35pm ET/PT, Lifetime premiered the season finale of PROJECT RUNWAY: FASHION STARTUP. In the season ender, "On Point," an International team of entrepreneurs impress the investors with a major upgrade to an everyday accessory while two moms seek to break down barriers with their rough and tumble girls clothing line. The founders of Soul Cycle, Julie Rice and Jenny Fleiss, give one entrepreneur some invaluable intel on how to build a business.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Fashion Inc.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Weinstein Company